Re: Google Glass And Consumers
There is a very strong point in here, Shane, and I think it's that, as tech folks, we ought to accept that some people just aren't into what we have to offer. This certainly applies to trends outside google glass - IoT device number predictions for 2020, for example, are in the dozens of billions. I feel like this number fails to account for the number of people who don't want a connected thermostat... and, as you rightly point out, the number of people who won't be able to afford it. Everyone keeps saying 'next year' when it comes to wearables, but it might be time for a more sober outlook.
On the other hand, part of me is inclined to dismiss some of the troubles you've listed here as isolated incidents or growing pains. You're right that as they start to pile up, we have to look at them as more than that, but I think the incident where the bartender flipped the patron off is a lot more easily chalked up to her having a lousy day than anything else. The comparison to soylent in the linked article seems strange and forced - the person with those thoughts comes off like an outlier grasping at straws, not a real representation of the working man. I think middle ground will come a little easier than all that.